Catalunyan GP: JiR Team Scot preview

JiR Team Scot heads to Barcelona ready and able to be fighting for the lead After the Italian GP at Mugello last Sunday, the MotoGP circus moves to Spain to race on Sunday June 8th at the GP of Catalunya on the Barcelona circuit. JiR Team Scot...

JiR Team Scot heads to Barcelona ready and able to be fighting for the lead

After the Italian GP at Mugello last Sunday, the MotoGP circus moves to Spain to race on Sunday June 8th at the GP of Catalunya on the Barcelona circuit. JiR Team Scot is ready to confirm the positive signals shown by Andrea Dovizioso in MotoGP and redeem the fortunes of Yuki Takahashi in 250, who fell while he was fighting for third at the Italian Grand Prix. The Spanish track is characterised by a long straight just a kilometre long and a sweeping corner that requires delicate development of the chassis. Andrea Dovizioso is motivated to improve his position in the championship rankings supported by the confidence that he has with the Barcelona circuit that in the last three seasons has seen him always on the podium with one victory and two third positions. Yuki hasn't had such good results in the past at the track but he feels ready to have a good result and confirm the recent positive trend by catching more precious points for the overall ranking.

Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot

"I think for the the Catalunya GP our riders are highly motivated. After Mugello I see them both hoping to do well for different reasons but with only one aim which is the same: to improve their performance and to look to the top of the standings. From the start of the championship the riders and the team have been growing together and getting more confidence and this help them to work better and identify faster the right solutions to adopt. Andrea has to get the right confidence with the qualifying tyres but during the race he has proved to be on the same step as the leaders. Yuki had a crash in Mugello but he was fighting for the top positions and this is good. Overall this is a positive situation that encourages us to do the best we can."

Andrea Dovizioso - Rider, JiR Team Scot MotoGP
Honda RC212V

"I go to Barcelona to get a good result and improve on the performance of Mugello. The track I enjoy and I feel I can have a good race there. The circuit I like very much and I have taken some good points and finishes from this place before, so this could be another chance to do well again and maybe move up another position in the championship ranking. Technically this is a circuit that requires careful development of the chassis for riding on the fast and long corners that stress also the tyres. We must work with commitment like always but I see that we are getting better race by race and Barcelona could be a good point to start our recovery."

Yuki Takahashi - Rider, JiR Team Scot 250GP
Honda RS250RW

"The Catalunya GP has never been my favourite but I think that this time we could do a good race because with the team we are working well and I feel physically good and very motivated. At Mugello I fell but I was going fast and during the race I was in a good position. Now this year I have changed my riding style and also this is helping me to improve my performance and results. I'm hoping that Barcelona could be a good opportunity for me to move up in the championship standings."

Barcelona circuit
Circuit length: 4727 m (2.937 miles)
Straight: 1047 m (0.651 miles)
Width: 12m
Pole Position: Left - Right turns: 8 - Left turns: 5

MotoGP
Lap record: 1'43"195 V.Rossi 2005 (Yamaha)
Pole Position: 1'41"840 V.Rossi 2007 (Yamaha)

Grand Prix of Catalunya 2007 - Results:
1st Casey Stoner (Ducati) - 2nd Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) - 3rd Dani Pedrosa (Honda)

250GP
Lap Record: 1'45"925 A.De Angelis 2007 (Aprilia)
Pole Position: 1'45"098 J.Lorenzo 2007 (Aprilia)

Grand Prix of Catalunya 2007 - Results:
1st Jorge Lorenzo (Aprilia) - 2nd Alex De Angelis (Aprilia) - 3rd Andrea Dovizioso (Honda)

-credit: jir.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Valentino Rossi , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Casey Stoner , Yuki Takahashi